Cary Blake

Associate Editor
Western Farm Press

Cary Blake, associate editor with Western Farm Press, has 32 years experience as an agricultural journalist. Blake covered Midwest agriculture for 25 years on a statewide farm radio network and through television stories that blanketed the nation.
Blake travelled West in 2003. Today he reports on production agriculture in Arizona and California. He also covers New Mexico and West Texas agriculture for Southwest Farm Press.
Blake is a native Mississippian, graduate of Mississippi State University, and a former Christmas tree grower.

Articles by Cary Blake
Photos: California walnut industry grows by leaps, bounds
California walnut field prices last year (2012-2013 crop year) reached a record $1.52 per inshell pound. Prices for the 2013-2014 crop year are expected to substanially shift higher.
Photos: Opening Night - American Pistachio Growers Conference
It's all about pistachios at the 2014 American Pistachio Growers Conference underway in Coronado, Calif.
Challenges, rewards of a 30-year wine grape vineyard
The "How To's" of a 30-year California wine grape vineyard.
How to achieve a 30-year wine grape vineyard
More photos from the 2014 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium held in Sacramento, Calif. in January.
Photo Gallery - Media Day at World Ag Expo
World Ag Expo Media Day showcases new outdoor arena, plus Top-10 product awards, horseback riding, roping, and the latest in farm equipment.
2013 California grape crop crushes record 
The 2013 California grape crush totaled a record 4,685,075 tons, up 7 percent from the 2012 record crush of 4,387,434 tons.
California wine grape outlook is bullish, despite drought
Allied Grape Growers President Nat DiBuduo is bullish on the short-term outlook for California wine grapes - supply and demand are in balance.
World Ag Expo kicks off Tuesday for three-day run
World Ag Expo, the world's largest outdoor farm exposition, runs this Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 11-13, at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif.
2014 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium a record breaker
Speakers at the 2014 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium held in Sacramento, Calif. in Jnauary report the outlook for the grape and wine industries is bullish.
Breakthrough cotton research on water savings, Pima defoliation
University of California Extension specialists make great strides in saving water in cotton production, and the early defoliation and harvest of SJV-grown Pima cotton.
Cotton - deficit drip irrigation, ealy Pima harvest
University of California cotton specialists weigh in on deficit drip-irrigated cotton in the San Joaquin Valley. plus the benefits of early defoliation and harvest of Pima cotton.
Opening Night - 2014 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Sacramento, Calif.
About 15,000 people unite in Sacramento, Calif. for the 2014 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, the largest industry trade show and symposium in the Western Hemisphere.
California drought – who will make the real decisions?
Is there a process in place to quickly enact temporary solutions and bypass legal threats, or will lawyers become so entwined in legal mumbo jumbo where real drought solutions sift through the fingers?
Super Bowl fans to feast on 208 million avocados 1
2014 Super Bowl fans are expected to consume 208 million avocados on Game Day.
The 3 C’s of Beltwide – cold, cotton, camaraderie
Talk at Beltwide suggested more cotton acreage in the Cotton Belt overall this year to the delight of ginners, cotton consultants, chemical companies, and others in attendance.
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